Transverse Ranges

The Transverse Ranges are a group of mountain ranges of southern California, in the Pacific Coast Ranges physiographic region in North America. The Transverse Ranges begin at the southern end of the California Coast Ranges and lie between Santa Barbara and San Diego counties. They derive the name Transverse Ranges due to their East-West orientation, making them transverse to the general North-South orientation of most of California's coastal mountains.

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Geography Of California - Southern California - Transverse Ranges
... from the rest of the state by the east-west trending Transverse Ranges, including the Tehachapi, which separate the Central Valley from the Mojave Desert ... Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains, which range from the Pacific Coast, eastward over 100 miles (160 km), to the San Bernardino Mountains, north of San Bernardino ... The highest point of the range is Mount San Gorgonio at 11,499 feet (3,505 m) ...
Geography Of Southern California - Transverse Ranges - Urban Interaction
... People have taken full advantage of the Transverse Ranges ... The Ranges create a number of coastal plans and valleys which have become densely populated because of their prime living conditions ... The mountain ranges create recreation and living areas and have several ski resorts and provide several hiking and off-road vehicle use areas ...
Transverse Ranges - Ecology - Urban Impact
... coastal plains and interior valleys lie between the mountain ranges, including the Oxnard Plain of coastal Ventura County, the Santa Clarita Valley north of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, which is mostly ... the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, lie between the Transverse Ranges and the Peninsular Ranges to the south ...